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Board of EducationEducation Matters

Substance Abuse and Students

Education Matters (June 2014): Board President Philip Kauffman discussed how Montgomery County is handling substance abuse in schools. Topics of discussion included the role of parents, county government supports, alcohol and drugs of choice, substance abuse indicators, as well as prevention and outreach plans that foster greater communication among students, school staff, and the department of police. Guests included Craig Rice, president, Montgomery County Council; Thomas Didone, captain, Montgomery County Department of Police, Ursula Hermann, director, Office of Student Services, and Pamela Lester, school psychologist, Office of Psychological Services.


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